MAS.965 Special Topics in Media Technology: Cooperative Machines

Fall 2003

The robot Leo.  (Image courtesy Andrea Lockerd and Guy Hoffman.)

Course Highlights

This class includes a complete set of lecture notes, which consist of critiques of the week's readings by the students. A sampling of the final projects is also included.

Course Description

This course examines the issues, principles, and challenges toward building machines that cooperate with humans and with other machines. Philosophical, scientific, and theoretical insights into this subject will be covered, as well as how these ideas are manifest in both natural and artificial systems (e.g. software agents and robots).

Special Features

Technical Requirements

RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Cynthia Breazeal

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session